Unit History: RFA Wave Baron
WAVE BARON 1946
8,182 grt; 11,900 dwt; 16,483 tons full displacement.
465ft 3ins (492ft 6ins o/a) x 64ft x 35ft 6ins (68ft o/a)
Built 1946 Furness Shipbuilding Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees.
Launched February 19th 1946 as EMPIRE FLODDEN
Three drum type boilers.
Two Metrovick type doubled reducing geared HP & LP Steam Turbines.
Single screw; 6,800 shp; 15 knots
1946 WAVE BARON; Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Pennant : A242
1950/3 Served in the Korean War
1954 July : Escorted damaged WAVE COMMANDER into Gibraltar.
1961 Refitted and modernised.
1969 Laid up at Devonport.
1972 Sold and Scrapped at Bilbao.